Undergraduate entry requirements for international students
To apply for an undergraduate course at the University of Sydney, you need to meet certain requirements – these are known as the minimum eligibility criteria. The following pages describe the requirements in detail, but basically you need to:
- have an acceptable senior secondary qualification from your high school (or have studied for at least one year at tertiary level studies)
- have achieved certain grades in your academic studies
- meet the English language requirements
- meet any special entry requirements such as health or security checks or submission of a portfolio – check the details for your specific degree using Find a course.
If you don’t have an acceptable senior secondary or tertiary qualification, there are some other options. You could enrol in the University of Sydney Foundation Program, and complete a course, equivalent to a final-year secondary qualification in Australia. Likewise, if you don’t meet the English language requirements, you could enrol in an English preparation course at the University’s Centre for English Teaching.
Students under 18 years of age
If you will be younger than 18 years of age when you arrive in Australia, you will need to provide evidence to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) that appropriate welfare arrangements are in place. For more details, please click here.
The University of Sydney is currently undertaking a review of policy relating to welfare arrangements for direct applicants under the age of 18. Transitional arrangements will be provided by Taylors College. Taylors College delivers the University of Sydney’s Foundation Studies Program (USFP) and has extensive experience in the provision of services to students who are under 18 years of age. For more details on policies and process supporting under 18 students by Taylors College, please click here.
If you will not be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or suitable relative and would like assistance with services for homestay, guardianship and welfare, please provide a request with your application for admission.